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After a light-hearted start to Amazon Prime's All or Nothing series documenting Tottenham's 2019-20 season, the latest batch of episodes released this weekend offer us our best taste yet of gripping, unscripted drama as Danny Rose confronts Jose Mourinho in his office.

Having been picked to start by Mourinho just once in six matches since Christmas, the England left back walked into the manager's office in January demanding answers.

'I just want to know exactly what the problem is,' says Rose, 'if you don't want me to play, I'd rather you just tell me now, and I'll stay at home.'

Danny Rose (right) walks into Jose Mourinho's office to discuss his Tottenham future in January

Danny Rose (right) walks into Jose Mourinho's office to discuss his Tottenham future in January

Rose walks out after getting nowhere - he would leave on loan to Newcastle shortly after

Rose walks out after getting nowhere - he would leave on loan to Newcastle shortly after

Mourinho then tells Rose that he has not been selected because his performance in the home defeat against Liverpool was poor, but the Yorkshireman doesn't back down. 'Other people have been s*** in training, s*** in games, but are in the squad every game,' he adds. 'It's not fair. It's facts. The whole changing room know it's facts. Not fair.' He then walks out of the office and hasn't played for Spurs since, sealing a loan move to Newcastle not long after the meeting.

Rose has never been afraid to speak his mind, something Mourinho praises him for during the heated exchange, and comes across as honest in the documentary. But given some of the omissions in the series to date, it seems as though he has been hung out to dry somewhat by being made the centrepiece of the series. 

In the first batch of episodes, Mauricio Pochettino's departure was given short shrift, with the focus instead being placed on Mourinho, and again here in the second batch, which covers the Christmas period up until late February, Tanguy Ndombele's refusal to play against Brighton on Boxing Day is not even mentioned.

In fact, the club's record signing does not feature at all in the documentary, barring a couple of scenes as a silent extra. A potentially fascinating sub-plot to match Rose's is swept under the carpet and we are instead given Mourinho's impressive oratory. The soundbite for the opening credits is in fact from the match that Ndombele refused to play, which features in episode four. Mourinho stirring team-talk, preceding a comeback win, starts: 'The most important thing for me, not in football, in life is courage, honesty, good feelings, friendship. That's the most important thing in life and in football.' 

Jose Mourinho delivers a team-talk to his players ahead of the Boxing Day win over Brighton

Jose Mourinho delivers a team-talk to his players ahead of the Boxing Day win over Brighton

Episode five, undoubtedly the standout from the three on offer, also sees us witness Christian Eriksen's transfer to Inter Milan unfold. As with whenever chairman Daniel Levy is on camera, however, it all feels a little stage-managed, and you're left wondering what the protagonists really think about the saga that dragged on for the best part of a year.

Choosing his words carefully in front of the camera and Mourinho, Levy tells Eriksen: 'From Tottenham's viewpoint, we don't want you to go. From a financial viewpoint I've always said to you, whatever a club is offering we will do exactly the same, so there can be no doubt in your mind your reason for leaving isn't a financial

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